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The Academy of Hair Ltd has a excellent success rate within all our NVQ programmes. We offers City & Guilds NVQ Diploma's in Hairdressing & Barbering and VTCT NVQ Diploma's in Beauty Therapy. We offer all courses at an intermediate and advanced level. We run learner workshops which deliver all areas of the programme and also our assessors deliver the NVQ programmes within your salon at request. 

Benefits include:


  • 16-18 year olds eligible for £1000 Government Grant.

  • All training delivered by highly trained assessors/ trainers.

  • We work with the employers to cover over the NVQ requirements.

  • Deliver structured training to the highest standard

  • We personalise the NVQ program to fit in with the employer.

  • Apprenticeships increase staff loyalty and retention.

  • Apprenticeships free up existing staff time.

What are the benefits for my business?

Apprenticeships have been designed by industry experts (Sector Skills Councils) to ensure candidates receive relevant practical and knowledge training that is focused on making your new/existing employee as competent as possible within their role in a relatively short amount of time.

96% of employers who have taken on an apprentice have reported benefits to their business. 82% of businesses report improved productivity and employee satisfaction as a result of employing an Apprentice and offering further qualifications to their workforce*


How much should I pay an Apprentice?

The more you are prepared to pay, the higher the calibre of candidate you will attract and the more likely they will be to stay with you. The Apprentice National Minimum Wage for those on an intermediate or advanced level apprenticeship currently stands at £3.70 per hour for 16 to 18 year olds and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their programme. 


What are my responsibilities as the employer?

Apprentices must be issued with a contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week (including time spent training). Employers must also be covered by valid Employers Liability insurance. Apprentices cannot be self-employed. Apprentices may not necessarily have the experience or skills required when they first start the programme and will need to be supported in their new role and given the correct responsibilities to complete their programme. They must also be given time to complete their work, practice their techniques and knowledge and to attend either in-salon training or Academy workshop.


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